The Best Movie Villains of All Time Film Characters

The Best Movie Villains of All Time

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These are the greatest, most vile movie characters we love to hate, ranked by the wisdom of the crowd. Anyone can contribute to this list of great villains, which makes this ranking an accurate, real-time reflection of the crowd's collective opinion.

Who are the greatest villains of all time? These movie bad guys are the scourge of the movie universe and you can now vote on the meanest villain ever to appear on film. Rank your favorites or add whoever (or whatever) you see missing.


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  1. 1
    + 8850
    - 1732

    the people's #1 & most listed
    Batman, The Dark Knight

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  2. 2
    + 6828
    - 1422


    Star Wars universe

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  3. 3
    + 5072
    - 1345


    The Silence of the Lambs

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  4. 4
    + 2866
    - 1784


    The Shining

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  5. 5
    + 2766
    - 2008


    A Nightmare on Elm Street universe

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  6. 6
    + 3256
    - 2327


    Harry Potter universe

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  7. 7
    + 2687
    - 1827


    X-Men universe

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  8. 8
    + 2590
    - 1666


    The Terminator

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  9. 9
    + 2694
    - 2080

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    The Matrix universe

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  10. 10
    + 2339
    - 1238

    ranked low on reranks
    Star Wars universe

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  11. 11
    + 2416
    - 1664

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Die Hard

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  12. 12
    + 2730
    - 1473

    ranked low on reranks
    The Lion King

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  13. 13
    + 2051
    - 1493


    Psycho

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  14. 14
    + 2552
    - 1445

    ranked low on reranks
    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

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  15. 15
    + 2203
    - 1518


    Terminator 2: Judgment Day

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  16. 16
    + 2125
    - 1521


    Inglourious Basterds

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  17. 17
    + 1938
    - 1210


    Jaws

  18. 18
    + 1901
    - 1366


    Halloween II, Halloween 6, Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers

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  19. 19
    + 1941
    - 1517


    No Country for Old Men

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  20. 20
    + 2311
    - 1199

    ranked low on reranks
    The Dark Knight Rises, Justice League: Doom

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  21. 21
    + 2163
    - 1586

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Alien universe  

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  22. 22
    + 1663
    - 1228


    Seven

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  23. 23
    + 1811
    - 899

    ranked low on reranks
    Thor, Thor: The Dark World, The Avengers

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  24. 24
    + 1608
    - 1159


    Friday the 13th, Freddy vs. Jason, Friday the 13th

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  25. 25
    + 1641
    - 969

    added by Krazy88
    It

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  26. 26
    + 1615
    - 1221
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  27. 27
    + 1290
    - 973


    Gangs of New York

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  28. 28
    + 1468
    - 1101


    Misery

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  29. 29
    + 1321
    - 1206

    often listed
    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

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  30. 30
    + 1504
    - 968


    The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The Return of the King, The Hobbit ...

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  31. 31
    + 991
    - 666


    Tony Montana Scarface

  32. 32
    + 1279
    - 922


    American Psycho

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  33. 33
    + 537
    - 524

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    AVP: Alien vs. Predator

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  34. 34
    + 1177
    - 864


    The Godfather, The Godfather Part III, The Godfather Part II

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  35. 35
    + 1254
    - 1167

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Dracula, Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, Count Dracula

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  36. 36
    + 1174
    - 700

    ranked low on reranks
    Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode ...

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  37. 37
    + 1163
    - 850


    The Silence of the Lambs

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  38. 38
    + 1327
    - 908


    Batman: Under the Red Hood, The Dark Knight Rises, Batman Begins

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  39. 39
    + 1319
    - 1216

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    2001: A Space Odyssey, 2010: The Year We Make Contact

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  40. 40
    + 1259
    - 909


    Sleeping Beauty

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  41. 41
    + 819
    - 579


    Beetlejuice

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  42. 42
    + 901
    - 689

    added by Shutup Barry
    Saw, Saw IV, Saw III

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  43. 43
    + 826
    - 759

    often listed
    The Sleeping Cardinal, Sherlock Holmes, The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' ...

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  44. 44
    + 927
    - 865

    often listed & added by EllenMarianBrayer
    Schindler's List

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  45. 45
    + 1057
    - 993

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure, 101 Dalmatians, One Hundred ...

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  46. 46
    + 812
    - 548

    ranked low on reranks
    Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, Pirates of the Caribbean: At ...

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  47. 47
    + 921
    - 695

    ranked low on reranks
    Fight Club

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  48. 48
    + 873
    - 649


    Alex Delarge

  49. 49
    + 792
    - 551


    The Dark Knight, Batman, Batman Forever

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  50. 50
    + 682
    - 493


    Peter Pan, Peter Pan, Hook

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